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Seán Ó Riada

Seán Ó Riada
Born: Aug 1, 1931 in Cork, Ireland
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Died: Oct 3, 1971 in London, England
Genre: Folk, World
Biography: Seán Ó Riada was the founder of the modern school (which is to say, the authentic ancient style of playing) of Irish folk music and, equally important, a vital nationalistic voice in the orchestral music of Ireland. Best known today as a composer, he was also present at the recording of the first album ...Read full biography
Ó Riada's Farewell
Released: 2000
Label: Atlantic
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In many ways the father of Irish music as week think of it today, Sean O'Riada was a talent who wasn't about to let himself be limited, and on this, the last album he made before his death at 40 in 1971, ...Read full review
Mise Eire (I Am Ireland) [Shanachie]
Released: 2006
Label: Shanachie Records
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Along with the first Chieftains album, this is the most easily available example of Sean Ó Riada's work, but it doesn't necessarily qualify as folk music, at least not directly, but that's where it is ...Read full review
More Seán Ó Riada albums: Main Albums (9), Compilations (1)